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The UH Graduate College of Social Work appreciates your interest and welcomes your application. To apply, please select an application option below; you will be directed to the application instructions and forms. To obtain additional information regarding admissions, we invite you to attend an information meeting or contact us at 713-743-8075.

MSW Application

Fall Admissions: The application for Fall becomes available on August 1st and the deadline for submitting applications to the GCSW is March 1st. Late applications may be accepted based on space availability.
Spring Admissions: A small cohort of Advanced Standing and transfer students are admitted in the spring. The application for Spring is available on June 1st and the deadline for submitting applications to the GCSW for Spring is October 1st.

*To be eligible for Advanced Standing, applicants must hold a BSW degree.

PhD Application

The PhD Program accepts applications only for the fall. The deadline is January 15th.

Non-Degree Application

The Courage in Clinical Practice and Leadership Course, co-taught by bestselling author and shame researcher, Dr. Brené Brown along with author, researcher, and senior faculty of The Daring Way, Dr. Ronda Dearing, is available to non-matriculating students enrolled in an MSW program outside the GCSW. To apply to take the course, please follow the NDO application instructions listed here. Deadlines are November 1st for Spring and April 1st for Summer.

Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Undergraduate Certificate Application

The David M. Underwood Chapter of Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, an undergraduate nonprofit certificate program, accepts applications throughout the year. To obtain more information about applying to the Alliance, attend an NLA information session held by Program Director, Melanie Barr Fitzpatrick or contact the Alliance at 713-743-8137.